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Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019

Anastasija Sevastova joins CoCo Vandeweghe in WTA Elite Trophy tennis semifinals

Anastasija Sevastova, making her tournament debut, defeated Barbora Strycova a 6-3 6-4 to reach the semifinals of WTA Elite Trophy alongside CoCo Vandeweghe.

tennis Updated: Nov 02, 2017 20:23 IST
Anastasija Sevastova  in action against Barbara Strycova at the WTA Elite Trophy tennis tournament.
Anastasija Sevastova in action against Barbara Strycova at the WTA Elite Trophy tennis tournament.(AFP)

Anastasija Sevastova booked her semi-final spots without dropping a set in the round-robin phase of the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai on Thursday.

Sevastova, making her tournament debut, posted a perfect record in Camellia Group with a 6-3 6-4 win over Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic.

The Latvian came back from 2-0 down in the opening set, winning 20 of the next 24 points to take the first set, and later claimed a break in the seventh game of the second set to earn the victory.

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“I feel it’s my best Asian tournament in this year, so I feel great in Zhuhai,” Sevastova said.

“I haven’t been playing so well in China, in Asia, particularly, but here somehow it suits my game, I think, the court, the balls.”

Later in the day, American CoCo Vandeweghe also progressed to the final four with a 6-3 6-2 win over Russian Elena Vesnina, who was struggling with a back injury throughout the match.

First Published: Nov 02, 2017 19:14 IST

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